In 2021, the best athlete in Europe was determined.
According to the Report, in a poll conducted by the Polish Press Agency (PAP), world tennis leader Novak Djokovic took first place. The Serbian racket master scored 172 points, 39 points ahead of his closest rival Robert Lewandowski. The third place was taken by the Dutch driver of the Red Bull team, Formula 1 world champion Max Ferstappen with 125 points.
Thus, Djokovic won the PAP poll for the fourth time. Previously, he managed to beat all rivals in 2011, 2015 and 2018. This year, the 34-year-old tennis player has won the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon in the Grand Slam tournaments.
It should be noted that 26 agencies of the continent took part in the survey, which was conducted for 64 years. For the third year in a row, Azerbaijan was represented by the Report News Agency. Respondents named a total of 10 European male and female athletes in response to the survey.